Monday, May 28, 2001
Shrek is an ogre, sent off on a quest in order to put his life back into order. Along the way, he meets up with some interesting characters: a wisecracking donkey, a reluctant princess, an amorous dragon, and a greedy king. The result is a funny movie that everyone can relate to and have fun with. It's great summer fare.
Shrek is computer animated in the style of Toy Story and the effects are incredible. The voice characterizations are by some of Hollywood's finest, including Mike Myers (doing a twist on his Fat Bastard character from Austin Powers 2) as Shrek, Eddie Murphy as Donkey, Cameron Diaz as Fiona, and John Lithgow as Farquaad. Shrek was noted recently as having some of the most convincing computer animation of human beings in films so far. Watch for the Final Fantasy movie later this summer for more amazing animation of humans!
This is a great start to a summer that will certainly be filled with great movie releases! Check out the Shrek web site for more information!
Saturday, May 05, 2001
I was glad that I had made those preparations because The Mummy Returns is a true sequel in that it builds upon the activities in the first movie and is a continuation of those events. It takes place several years after the original film, but all of the central characters are back, reprising their original roles. Appearing for the first time in the sequel is The Rock as the The Scorpion King. Mr. Rock is suitably menacing in the beginning of the movie and is part of perhaps the best of the special effects of the film.
I really liked this movie and consider it to be an even better movie than the original. See it if you liked the first one. See it soon too, as the summer will be filled with other great movies to see in no time! Check out The Mummy web site for more information!